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    Re: The Size of Persian Armies

    How so? There's no way of quantifying the time period, or that the Persians overloaded the pontoon, or the rate of march etc. There's better ways to deduce the size of the Persian force.
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    Re: The Size of Persian Armies

    Do any of these ridiculous calculations have any scholarly backup? If not, they're not really worth refuting, despite being outright wrong.
  3. Re: Did Caesar win the Battle of Pharsalus? Or did Pompey lose it?

    Any more thoughts on this? Personally, I think Pompey did very well, almost as well as Caesar in fact.
  4. Re: The pontic campaign & the Battle of Zela (47 B.C.)

    That's me :D

    Oda is probably wrong here in honesty. When Pompey launched his campaign against Mithridates after arriving in the east, Mithridates' army was reduced primarily to native archers and...
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    Re: The Size of Persian Armies

    I agree that Lord Oda may have been incorrect in assuming that the best army would have been at Issos, due to access of recruits from crucial recruiting areas like Anatolia, but he is correct that...
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    Re: Who was Alexander's greatest teacher?

    It's obviously Philip.
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    Re: The Biblical Creation vs. Evolution

    @conon294 Thanks for that helpful information!

    Just letting everyone know that I'm intending to reply, I've just had a really eventful series of months. Hopefully tcw01 is still willing to...
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    Re: DaC - Official Dol Guldur Discussion

    Re: Saruman's death - he's a Maiar, and a corrupted one at that, hence the description. He's the same race as Sauron, albeit considerably less powerful.
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    Sticky: Re: DaC - Official Suggestions Thread

    On the subject of Gothmog, when you play Gondor, he usually walks out by himself a few turns in, allowing you to attack and kill him really early into the game.
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    Sticky: Re: DaC - Official Suggestions Thread

    Does anyone else feel like Harad REALLY needs to have a roster rework done? I'm not talking about every unit, but I think we need to get rid of the ridiculous wooden armor. Tolkien basically tells us...
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    Sticky: Re: DaC - Official Suggestions Thread

    Incorrect, Uruks and Uruk-Hai are implied to have man blood in them, hence being taller (still not as tall as a man - thanks Peter Jackson) and capable of operating in sunlight.
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    Sticky: Re: DaC - Official Suggestions Thread

    God I hate the Peter Jackson Isengard aesthetic...orcs that are somehow taller than men and also walk all over Gondor units. And those useless swords....
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    Re: Is Rohan Still A Problem?

    In both attempts, the enemy attacked me while I was sieging Isengard. Therefore, defeat of the garrison meant instant capture of Isengard itself.
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    Re: Is Rohan Still A Problem?

    Okay, my image links don't seem to be working, I can attempt to upload them again if people don't believe me.
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    Is Rohan Still A Problem?

    I haven't had a real chance to play 2.2 thoroughly, and I've been playing Gondor and Bree. I was watching the Rohan 2.2 video by Galu, and wondered how the "Isengard rush" still worked, after Galu...
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    Sticky: Re: DaC - Official Suggestions Thread

    "Airline" bonuses?

    And did he give possible solutions to address this?
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    Sticky: Re: DaC - Official Suggestions Thread

    Interested in knowing what players think about the viability and overall feel of Gondor's roster?
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    Sticky: Re: DaC - Simple Question Thread

    Does Galu have some sort of graphics enhancement mod running during his videos? I run DAC on the highest settings, including Bloom, and it doesn't look the same.
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    Re: Possible removable units

    Yeah, but, to be fair - you're talking about Mordor. Though I do agree that early game is pretty fun, especially as Gondor and the ND for me.
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    Re: Dale Unit re-Flavour

    I think it would be a good idea to make Dale's roster considerably more mercenary. Dale could in some ways represent the state of Carthage: it would not levy citizen soldiers. Its economy is heavily...
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    Re: Possible removable units

    Didn't the Barons unit perform surprisingly well in Arachir's "Sword and Board" video?

    The general gist I've gotten from the modding team is that elite units are supposed to be rare.
  23. Re: Did Caesar win the Battle of Pharsalus? Or did Pompey lose it?

    Although it's true that Caesar was a lot more popular in Italy due to his famous clemency, the fact is that Pompey was the official representative of the Senate, which was the government of Rome. If...
  24. Re: Did Caesar win the Battle of Pharsalus? Or did Pompey lose it?

    Attacking Caesar's supply depots would force Caesar to march into the east and wreak havoc there, so it's essentially the same outcome as simply embarking and attacking multiple points in the west of...
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    Pompey was supplied via the sea, notably Dyrrachium where the majority of his stores were. If you recall, during the siege of Dyrrachium according to Caesar Pompey had no trouble feeding his troops...
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    Pompey wasn't really "drawn" into a decisive battle. He could have ignored Caesar if he wanted to - he chose to follow Caesar inland for his own reasons, not because he got drawn in and outmaneuvered...
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    Arguing that Pompey was always going to lose doesn't make sense, especially considering the series of miraculous events in the Greek campaign that, if even one had gone wrong, would have spelt the...
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    It's not really correct to call it a fourth reserve line; the force was placed on the flank behind the cavalry, and always had a dominant position in the battle from the start, hardly the use of a...
  29. Re: Did Caesar win the Battle of Pharsalus? Or did Pompey lose it?

    I feel like I need to address the sort of "trope" or stereotype surrounding the events of the Pharsalus campaign and its preliminaries; there's a lot of docudrama's and documentaries that have...
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    Re: Macedonian pikemen without a shield?

    The Hypaspists, the royal guard of the Macedonian kings started by Philip, used by Alexander and so on for the Hellenic monarchs, were traditionally hoplites armed in the Greek fashion. Bodyguards of...
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    Re: Macedonian pikemen without a shield?

    It's probably because there's no source that talks about the shields of the Macedonian pikemen.
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    Re: Macedonian pikemen without a shield?

    Indeed, the only issue is the lack of descriptions of the Macedonian army during the reigns of Philip and to a lesser extent Alexander.
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    Sticky: Re: CHALLENGE THREAD -- Issue a challenge here

    I feel like streching my ability to argue and persuade, I will ask anyone here to accept my challenge for the following topic: Caesar vs Pompey as generals.

    I will take the position of Pompey.
  34. Re: The Commanders of Military History - a Compilation

    I would disagree, and argue that Hannibal was a superior tactician to Scipio.
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    Re: Greatest Roman generals

    Looking at the context of the late republic only, I would list:

    Caesar
    Pompey
    Lucullus
    Metellus Pius
    Sertorius
    Cn. Pompeius Strabo
    Sulla
    Marius
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    Re: Why is Hannibal considered so great?

    Hannibal's use of the elephants at Zama was actually quite intelligent, and it appears that most have been sucked into the common belief that Hannibal made a last gamble and charged them into the...
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    Re: Macedonian pikemen without a shield?

    I believe there's no actual visual representation of Macedonian pikemen, only of Macedonian infantrymen armed as hoplites. In the renaissance I believe they thought the Macedonian pikemen did not...
  38. Re: Biblical Creation vs Evolution [twc01 vs sudden death]

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhHOjC4oxh8

    This is another good one from the same channel. Really great, simple and informative videos.
  39. Re: Biblical Creation vs Evolution [twc01 vs sudden death]

    If one full page of argumentation is what you wish, then so be it. Perhaps this discussion will rekindle your interests in this area, but limiting it is probably a very good idea. Usually, these...
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    Re: Blade, Lance and Ax

    A messenger arrives from Baldwin de Clare, advising that if the generals can delay the main action through skirmishing and harrassing the foraging and supply lines of the Danes, he can arrive with...
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